PDO::inTransaction

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.3, Bundled pdo_pgsql, PHP 7)

PDO::inTransaction Checks if inside a transaction

Beschreibung

public PDO::inTransaction ( void ) : bool

Checks if a transaction is currently active within the driver. This method only works for database drivers that support transactions.

Parameter-Liste

Diese Funktion besitzt keine Parameter.

R├╝ckgabewerte

Returns TRUE if a transaction is currently active, and FALSE if not.

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r. hanouwer
8 years ago
Exceptions regarding existing active transactions were thrown while I was almost certain sufficient checks were in place.
However, I quickly found out that a strict boolean comparison to PDO::inTransaction() was failing.

Using var_dump I learned that this function was returning integers, not boolean values.

var_dump(PDO::inTransaction()); // int(1) || int(0)
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christopeh at xhaleera dot com
6 years ago
On OS X 10.9 with PHP 5.4.10, this function seems to correctly return bool(true) or bool(false) and not anymore integers.
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jlh
3 months ago
Important note: This will only detect whether a transaction has been started using beginTransaction(). It will not be able to detect transactions started by any other means, for example by executing "START TRANSACTION".
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Anonymous
1 month ago
In addition to what jlh says,
even with SQLite3 which automatically starts transaction,
inTransaction() only works after beginTransaction().

<?php
try{

   
$pdo = new PDO('sqlite:test.sql3', null, null, [PDO::ATTR_ERRMODE => PDO::ERRMODE_EXCEPTION]);
   
var_dump($pdo->inTransaction());echo "<br>";    // bool(false) : before beginTransaction()
   
$pdo->beginTransaction();
   
var_dump($pdo->inTransaction());echo "<br>";    // bool(true)  : after beginTransaction()
   
$pdo->rollBack();
   
var_dump($pdo->inTransaction());echo "<br>";    // bool(false) : after commit() or rollBack()

}catch (PDOException $e){

    echo
'PDOException: ' . $e->getMessage();

}catch (
Exception | ErrorException $e){

   
var_dump($e);

}
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ron korving
9 years ago
This method actually seems to work fine on PHP5.3.5 (and probably a few older versions).
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